The Shankly Hotel: Unmissable Valentine’s Day Deals

At The Shankly Hotel, we know a thing or two about luxury stays with a touch of romance. One of the most romantic hotels in Liverpool, look no further for a Valentine’s treat.

We pride ourselves on offering luxury accommodation. Each of our rooms and suites offers a spacious yet cosy haven to spend quality time with your significant other.

Situated in the heart of Liverpool city centre, you’ll find yourself surrounded by top Liverpool landmarks with the city’s most scenic spots only a short stroll away.

Valentine’s Hotel Offers

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Love Is All You Need

Price: £159 per couple

Availability: 14th February

Love Is All You Need this Valentine’s Day at The Shankly Hotel. Take a well earned break and enjoy a night style in style.

This romantic package includes a luxury overnight stay, delicious breakfast and our Love Sweet Love deal including balloons, prosecco and rose petals.

Love Me Do

Price: £199 per couple

Availability: 14th February

Our Love Me Do package is calling your name this Valentine’s Day. And what better way to treat that special someone?

This dazzling deal includes an overnight stay, 2-course meal in The Bastion, cocktail with your meal and tasty breakfast. Perfect!

Ultimate Valentine’s

Price: £179 per couple

Availability: Sun-Thurs (February)

The Ultimate Valentine’s package could be just what you’re after. One of our best February offers in Liverpool, don’t miss this fabulous deal.

Including an overnight stay, breakfast and the Love Sweet Love package perks, say goodbye to winter with a sprinkle of romance!

Love & Dine

Price: £149 per couple

Availability: Sun-Thurs (February)

February is the month of romance, so why not treat someone special to a stay that they’ll never forget?

Our Love & Dine deal includes an overnight stay with breakfast and the chance to wine and dine in one of the most romantic restaurants in Liverpool, our Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Plus, we’re throwing in a special treat for the ladies!

Love Suite Love

Price: £129 per couple

Availability: Sun-Thurs (February)

Ready for romance this February? Our Love Suite Love package is one of the best Valentines Day deals in the city.

For just £129 per couple you can enjoy a luxury overnight stay, our Love Sweet Love package including prosecco, petals and balloons, all topped off with a delicious breakfast.

Luxury Rooms & Suites

The Shankly boasts luxury rooms and suites guaranteed to take your breath away. With stylish interior and fantastic amenities, you’ll feel right at home in no time.

Rooms at The Shankly are equipped with comfortable bedding and beautiful interior. Not forgetting, facilities include our whirlpool baths and free WiFi.

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If you choose to have a cosy night in, our Midnight Munchies menu has got you covered. Choose from a range of tasty treats which can be brought straight to your door.

But of course, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant awaits you on our ground floor. One of the most romantic restaurants in Liverpool, you could join us for a dining experience like no other.

Offering a special bonus for football fans, guests can also browse our exclusive museum of Bill Shankly memorabilia, situated within The Bastion.

A City Centre Location

The Shankly Hotel couldn’t be situated in a better location for enjoying the city. A short walk from the waterfront, why not enjoy a romantic stroll as you take in the sights?

We also have a range of cultural attractions only moments away. You could spend a day exploring the Walker Art Gallery or World Museum, bursting with things to see and do.

Not forgetting, Liverpool’s extensive range of high street names and designer brands are awaiting. It’s well worth taking a walk into Liverpool ONE to pick up some Valentine’s treats.

So this February, make Valentine’s Day extra special with a visit to The Shankly. We hope to see you soon.

To enquire further or to book your stay,  get in touch today on 0151 601 8801 and our team will be able to help. 

The Most Iconic Photos of Bill Shankly

Regarded as one of the most inspiring football managers in history, these iconic photos of Bill Shankly capture him as the powerful, determined and loved manager of Liverpool we all remember.

A self-confessed man of the people, Bill Shankly touched the lives of many Scousers and his illustrious career resulted in some of the most significant professional achievements in football the world has seen.

Take a step back in time and discover some of the most iconic moments of Shankly’s career, captured in these fascinating images.

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This brilliant images shows Bill Shankly with Preston North End’s midfielder Hugh O’Donnell before the Cup final on the 15th of April 1937. Shankly only played for two clubs – first Carlisle for one season, then Preston from 1933 to 1949.

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Preston North End players carry the trophy after their 1-0 extra-time victory over Huddersfield Town in the 1938 FA Cup final at Wembley, Bill Shankly is to the right of the policeman.

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Bill Shankly leads out Preston North End in February 1948.

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Photograph: REX/Daily Mail

After 10 years of managing various teams, Shankly made the move from Huddersfield Town to Liverpool in 1959.

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Liverpool F.C enjoy champagne in the dressing room after they clinch the title with a home win over Arsenal in 1964. Roger Hunt and Milne get their glasses topped up by Ian St John, Lawrence, Thompson, Bill Shankly manager, Steveson, Ron Yeats behind Moran, Byrne and Ian Callaghan.

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Bill Shankly celebrates victory in the 1965 FA Cup after Liverpool defeated Leeds United 2-1 in extra-time. Later, in his biography he described this as his ‘greatest day’.

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One of the most iconic photos of Bill Shankly, this image shows Liverpool’s parade through the streets with the FA cup after their victory over Leeds United in the FA Cup final. The trophy is being held by Liverpool captain Ron Yeats and Willie Stevenson (right), with Bill Shankly standing just behind them.

Shankly leans out of the parade bus to greet fans.

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Arguably the most iconic image of Bill Shankly, this shows the manager revelling in the support after losing to Arsenal in the 1971 FA Cup Final.
Despite the score, the Reds returned to the city to an incredible homecoming. Steve Hale stood on St George’s plateau and was amongst a bunch of other photographers who called out to Bill Shankly to turn around and face them, this is one of the images that was captured.

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Kevin Keegan pictured with Liverpool FC boss Bill Shankly when he signed for the Reds.

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Shanks practises some of his own football skills on the training pitch.

Shankly celebrates a win in front of The Kop.

Bill Shankly was a legendary manager, leading Liverpool F.C for 753 games, spanning 15 years.

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Shankly and the Liverpool team pose for pictures with trophies in 1966.

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Shankly with the FA Cup trophy on board the train back to Liverpool in 1974

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In 1974, Bill Shankly retired as a manager. This picture shows him leading out his side for the 1974 FA Charity Shield alongside Brian Clough, the new manager of Leeds United

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Photograph: Liverpool FC via Getty Images

He died on 29 September 1981. Here, a Liverpool fan holds aloft a homemade banner declaring ‘Shankly Lives Forever’ as he and all of Anfield commemorate the much-loved former manager.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the most iconic photos of Bill Shankly, if you’d like to delve into his fascinating life more, visit the Shankly Hotel and check out the never-seen-before memorabilia in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant. Or, why not try a Shankly Tour Experience and see the Liverpool Shanks loved.

7 Highlights from Our Shankly Tours

At its heart, Liverpool is a football city. With two great teams representing the real heart of Liverpool, taking a football-themed tour of the city is the best way to see the history that shaped the sport that our city holds so dear. Our Shankly Tours are built with you in mind, taking you to see iconic landmarks across the city.

For an LFC super fan and Bill Shankly admirer, our Match Day and Memorabilia Tours are the perfect way to get a glimpse into Shankly’s Liverpool.

Take a look at just some of the highlights of both these incredible tours and get excited to begin your journey around the city that made for Shankly.

Pre-Game Hospitality at the legendary Sandon Pub

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The Sandon is one of the most famous red pubs in Anfield and is well-known as the ‘birthplace of Liverpool Football Club’. The first brewer in The Sandon was once president of Everton FC in their early days before he started his own football club when the relationship turned sour.

The football club he started would go on to become Liverpool FC as we know them today. Fans flood through the doors of The Sandon every match day to experience the authentic and unique atmosphere that can only come from a pub with deep ties to the Reds.

Our Match Day Tour offers you the option to enjoy pre-match hospitality at the iconic Liverpool drinking hole. If you purchase the entire Match Day Package, you’ll enjoy a free drink on arrival, a delicious, home-cooked meal and unlimited hot drinks before you head to the stadium to watch Klopp’s eleven do their thing.

Match Day Stadium Tour

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When you book onto a Match Day Tour, not only will you get to see all of Bill Shankly’s favourite haunts, you’ll also get a behind the scenes look at Anfield itself.

While the fans are preparing for a thrilling 90 minutes, you’ll get to see the areas that only players and VIP guests can visit. Touch the infamous This Is Anfield sign, walk down the players’ tunnel and stop by the press area and see where many a post-match reflection has taken place.

You’ll even be able to get a photo in Klopp’s seat and see what it’s like to be the man in charge!

Visit the Ground Where LFC Players Train

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Melwood, in West Derby, has been the training ground for Liverpool FC players for decades. After years of use as a school football training ground, the area was in a state of disrepair. Shankly noted in his autobiography that ‘it was a sorry wilderness’ and pledged to improve the training conditions.

Shankly helped to transform and revolutionise Melwood into a top-class training facility. One that his incredible team deserved.

Shankly spent many hours here, making sure his team were up to standard and perfecting his ‘pass and move, keep it simple’ philosophy.

You can now cast your own eye over the place where Liverpool players spend hours upon hours perfecting their techniques and training to be the best in the world.

The Shankly Playing Fields

During his time as Liverpool FC manager, Shankly took up residence in Sandforth Road in West Derby, just a few minutes walk from Melwood training ground.

Sitting at the top end of Sandforth Road are the Shankly Playing Fields, a recreational public area where children, teenagers and adults alike can come together for a bit of football fun.

When he wasn’t leading to Reds to victory, kids of the time reported that he used to come and referee for their friendly matches.

Keith Duckworth, a Liverpool native, once had the privilege of using Shankly’s toilet when nature called one day on Shankly Playing Field’s grass. He said: “Couldn’t believe I was sat on his loo. He told me that if I wanted to play for Liverpool, I should play for a team instead of watching them.”

On the Match Day Tour, you can catch a glimpse of the playing fields and imagine a time when Shankly used to grace the grass and inspire aspiring footballers of West Derby.

Shankly’s West Derby Home

When you visit the Shankly Playing Fields, you’ll also get the chance to see where Bill Shankly lived with Nessie.

Everyone in the area knew Bill and everyone developed a strong respect for the Liverpool manager. He was always friendly, always kind and would stop and sign autographs and speak to anyone that took the time to say hello.

The house is modest for such an icon and hero, but what more would you expect from such a down to earth man?

Guided Tour of our Shankly Memorabilia

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The Shankly Hotel is not only one of the highest rated hotels in Liverpool, it also serves as a lasting monument to the man that changed Liverpool FC forever.

With iconic items from Shankly’s life such as his original contract, trophies and personal artefacts, there’s no place like the Shankly Museum to get your fill of everyone’s favourite football manager.

The guided tour of all this memorabilia is a great way to hear all about the items on display, including anecdotes and explanations that can only be heard from someone who knows them inside out.

A Photo with Bill Shankly Himself

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In 2016, we launched the Shankly Virtual Experience in The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, offering a unique experience for Shankly fans.

The virtual reality hologram will place Bill at your table, enjoying your food with you as you soak in all the memorabilia that the restaurant has to offer.

When you embark on a Memorabilia Tour at The Shankly Hotel, you’ll get your very own photo with the man himself. It truly has to be seen to be believed!

Book One of Our Shankly Tours

All of our Shankly Tours are an incredible way to see Liverpool with a difference, whether you’re visiting Shankly’s favourite spots or gazing upon the memorabilia that was generously donated by his family, they’re the perfect way to spend an afternoon doing something different in Liverpool.

Match Day Tours are available when Liverpool are playing at home in Anfield and the Guided Memorabilia Tour can be experienced every day at 12pm in the Shankly Museum. Make sure you book in advance so you aren’t disappointed!

Email us at info@shanklyexperience.com to secure your place on an unforgettable Shankly Tour in Liverpool.

The Very Best January Hotel Offers at
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With the dawn of a new year upon us, it’s not unusual to feel a little down in the dumps now that the festive cheer has faded and the reality of a long slog to brighter skies and lighter nights sets in. At The Shankly Hotel, we want to treat you to some very special January hotel offers to help you banish the January blues and start your year off right.

The Shankly Hotel is one of the highest rated hotels in Liverpool, the highly coveted hotel rooms and stunning suites are the best place to go to cheer yourself up this January. Not to mention the incredible Bastion Bar & Restaurant which serves some of the tastiest food in the city.

Escape the Cold with this January Hotel Offer

Our Winter Escape offer is the very best of the best when it comes to January hotel offers in Liverpool.

Stay in one of our spacious rooms or suites for an incredible, relaxing stay in the heart of Liverpool and learn about Bill Shankly, The Shankly Hotel’s namesake and a man well-loved in the city.

The unmissable deal also includes a delicious meal at The Bastion where you can choose from plenty of tasty dishes prepared by our talented chefs. Pair this with a bottle of fizz and it’s the perfect evening.

Leaving your luxurious bed in the morning may be hard, but knowing you have a home-cooked breakfast waiting for you in The Bastion may make it a little easier. Your morning meal is included in the price of £119 per couple, what could be better?

The Ultimate Date Night at The Shankly Hotel

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It’s no secret that while Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, it can also be one of the most stressful. Use the January lull to reconnect with a loved one and indulge in the ultimate date night with our Winter Warmer offer.

Dine in style at The Bastion with a delicious three-course meal featuring home-cooked, mouth-watering dishes fresh from the kitchen and wash it all down with a bottle of specially selected wine.

If you’re a lover of Liverpool Football Club or Bill Shankly, The Bastion is the place to be. With Shankly memorabilia donning the walls and showcased throughout the restaurant, you’ll be able to learn more about the man who changed Liverpool Football Club forever.

Even if football isn’t your thing, you’ll be delighted at the plush furnishings and stunning design, as well as the outstanding service that our guests have come to expect.

Afternoon Tea for the After-Christmas Slump

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At The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, we’ve mastered the art of impeccable Afternoon Tea and for January 2018, we’re offering two-for-one afternoon tea for a decadent treat.

The delicate finger sandwiches, sweet treats and scones are perfect for celebrating a special occasion or just as a New Year boost.

The Shankly Hotel’s in-house restaurant offers a spectacular dining experience unlike anything else available in Liverpool. It’s a moment not to be missed and our Tea for Two offer presents the perfect opportunity to treat yourself this January.

Get in Touch to Secure Your January Hotel Offers at The Shankly Hotel

Don’t miss out on The Shankly Hotel’s limited availability, January hotel offers, call us on 0151 541 9999 to speak to our friendly and helpful staff and make the most of the start of a new year in Liverpool.

Derby Food & Drink Offer: Liverpool v Everton this Friday

This Friday, come in from the cold and enjoy a cosy night at The Bastion with an unmissable offer!

Situated within Liverpool’s luxury Shankly Hotel, you can look forward to an unrivalled atmosphere.

Celebrating the life and legacy of Bill Shankly, visitors to The Bastion can also make the most of our exclusive memorabilia.

Provided by the Shankly family, our stylish bar and restaurant features a museum of special belongings.

Guests can admire everything from Bill’s personal typewriter to original LFC contract.

Derby Deal at The Bastion

Our fantastic Derby deal is available for just £12.95pp and includes live entertainment, food and drink.

You can look forward to delicious food and a drink on arrival plus the live game on big screen TVs.

Plus, you won’t want to miss our In-Play drinks offers including 2 for 1 on shots when LFC score first.

Not forgetting, LFC winning at halftime means 2 for 1 at the bar and an LFC win means 2 for 1 for an hour after the full-time whistle.

If you’ll be joining us with a group of mates, you can also enjoy 4 pint pitchers for £10 , 5 bottles for £12 and double up on house spirits for £1 extra.

This dazzling deal also incorporates a Triple AAA Sports memorabilia raffle and live themed music to keep spirits high!

So, there’s plenty to get your hands on while watching the match in action.

Staying at The Shankly Hotel

A blend of contemporary and classic style gives The Shankly Hotel a luxury yet comfortable feel.

Rooms at The Shankly exude charm and character with fantastic facilities for the perfect stay.

Spend a night in style with your very own double whirlpool Jaccuzi bath, 50″ TV Screen, Bluetooth and free Wifi.

Situated in the heart of Liverpool city centre, enjoy some New Year’s shopping the following day or explore the best of local attractions.

And there’s plenty more to keep you busy in your room. Our Midnight Munchies menu is available from 11pm – 5am so you can make the most of your stay.

The jam-packed menu includes 2 for £10 on selected cocktails plus a range of tasty snacks including sandwiches, pizzas and hot dogs.

And the next day, why not enjoy a lazy morning? Our Lazy Beer Brunch is available from 12pm – 2pm.

This includes full breakfast and chips served to your table with fresh orange juice, coffee, or tea and a hair of the dog pint!

The Upcoming Football Quarter

Last year, we announced the upcoming Football Quarter in Liverpool. And if you’re an Everton fan or you have one in the family, it’s well worth keeping an eye out!

Set to celebrate the friendly rivalry that unites football fans across the city, The Dixie Dean Hotel will sit opposite The Shankly.

The ‘Football Quarter’ will be the first in the world, showcasing the unique and long-standing football history of the city.

Following the success of The Shankly Hotel, the Dixie Dean themed venue will follow a similar format with close involvement from the football icon’s family.

So join us this Friday for an unforgettable Derby night! To book your table simply get in touch on 0151 541 9999.

The Shankly Hotel: What’s On in January Liverpool 2018

Leave the January blues behind and let the fun continue with a winter visit to Liverpool.

With so much to see and do, why not start the New Year in style at The Shankly Hotel?

Find yourself within walking distance of Liverpool’s world famous attractions and top theatres and shops.

So if you’re looking for the best of what’s on in Liverpool this January, take a browse of our recommendations…

Gerry and the Pacemakers

When: Until 7th January 2018

Where: Museum of Liverpool

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This January, don’t miss the last few days of the Gerry and the Pacemakers at Museum of Liverpool.

This spectacular exhibition captures the Merseybeat group at their very best.

Find yourself swept away by sentimental 60s nostalgia as you explore captivating images taken by Graham Spencer and Peter Kaye.

You can look forward to seeing Gary Marsden’s infectious charisma captured inside Liverpool’s world famous Cavern Club.

Baskerville

When: Saturday 9th December

Where: The Playhouse Liverpool

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Prepare to sit on the very edge of your seat this January in Liverpool.

Liverpool’s charming Playhouse theatre will be filled with the twists and turns of Baskerville, the Sherlock Holmes mystery.

Cosy up with a misty and mysterious moors tale as you laugh along to genius wit and gasp with suspense!

Fast and Furious Live

When: 11th – 12th January 2018

Where: Echo Arena Liverpool

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Get ready for a night of non-stop thrills at Fast & Furious Live this January in Liverpool.

The atmospheric Echo Arena is set to play host to two action-packed preview performances that you won’t want to miss!

This adrenaline-fuelled show is sure to keep you hooked from start to finish with showstopping stunts and precision performance driving.

You can also expect to feel transported straight into the Fast & Furious movies with the help of immersive 3D projection mapping.

The Late Wake Club: David Bowie

When: Saturday 13th January 2018

Where: Camp and Furnace

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Celebrate the life and legacy of the one and only David Bowie this January in Liverpool.

The Late Wake Club will be returning on Saturday 13th January for a night of dazzling music brought to you by Camp and Furnace’s resident DJ.

Get ready to hear every iconic Bowie hit as Liverpool’s leading warehouse venue is filled with electric atmosphere.

Not forgetting, you’ll have the chance to get Bowied over at the makeover station!

Celebrating Sgt Pepper: Live

When: 13th January 2018

Where: Liverpool Echo Arena

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Beatlemania is back this January at Echo Arena Liverpool. And it’s certain to be an evening of singing, dancing and non-stop entertainment.

The Bootleg Beatles and award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will be teaming up for an unmissable fusion of live music.

This spectacular night is set to celebrate 10 years of the arena and a half century of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Hear the iconic album in its entirety, as well as timeless favourites including ‘Strawberry Fields’, ‘Penny Lane’ and ‘All You Need is Love’.

The Band: Take That’s New Musical

When: 23rd January – 3rd February 2018

Where: Liverpool Empire

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The ultimate musical for anyone who grew up with a favourite boyband, get ready for a nostalgic coming-of-age journey with The Band.

Award winning writer Tim Firth tells the story of five friends in 1992 and 25 years later as they set out to meet their favourite band.

Hear the infectious sounds of Britain’s most successful boyband of all time with hits including ‘Never Forget’, ‘Back for Food’ and ‘A Million Love Songs’.

So don’t miss this breathtaking production at Liverpool Empire Theatre before it takes to the stage at London’s West End!

A Luxury Stay at The Shankly Hotel

Christmas doesn’t have to be the end of relaxation. Why not start January off in utter luxury at The Shankly Hotel?

Our stylish rooms and suites are perfect for enjoying an overnight stay in the heart of the city.

Rooms feature fantastic facilities including everything from double whirlpool baths to 50″ TV screens, Bluetooth and free WiFi.

As Liverpool’s unique Bill Shanky-themed venue, you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy an abundance of exclusive memorabilia.

See Bill Shankly’s original LFC contract, personal typewriter and lots more within our hotel and stunning Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

To book your stay with us or to enquire further about what to expect, simply get in touch with our helpful team today on 0151 601 8801. 

The Perfect Family Christmas Break in Liverpool

This December, why not treat yourself to an enchanting Christmas break in Liverpool?

Whether it’s festive fun, cultural attractions, cosy pubs or endless shopping, Liverpool is bursting with things to do!

At The Shankly Hotel, we’re right in the heart of it all, within walking distance of the best Christmas attractions.

So join us for a magical festive break and make lasting memories with your nearest and dearest.

A Stay at The Shankly

Rooms at The Shankly are ideal for family stays, offering a spacious alternative to sleeping in separate rooms.

Our rooms are designed for spending quality time with your loved ones in the most stylish and comfortable setting.

A blend of classic and contemporary style, rooms have a luxury feel without compromising on cosiness.

You can also look forward to a 50″ TV screen and free WiFi access within the comfort of your room.

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Our fantastic facilities include double whirlpool baths, perfect for winding down after a day of exploring.

Guests at The Shankly can also look forward to enjoying a range of exclusive Bill Shankly memorabilia around the hotel and The Bastion restaurant.

Choose from an unmissable range of Christmas offers guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit!

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During your stay, don’t miss out on joining us for our Festive Afternoon Tea.

Escape the cold and take some time to indulge in our scrumptious selection of Christmas themed sandwiches and cakes.

Available for £19.55pp or £24.95pp with bubbles, this delightful package is the ultimate Christmas treat.

Pier Head Festivities

The Pier Head is bursting with things to do and see this Christmas in Liverpool.

Embrace the best of the festive season and visit Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival for a truly magical day out.

Only a short walk down from The Shankly, the Ice Festival features a wide range of family activities and attractions.

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Explore Christmas market stalls serving up sweet and savoury treats with plenty of festive twists. You can even try a Yorkshire Pudding Wrap!

You’ll also find thrilling fairground rides for the whole family to enjoy. Brave this year’s newest ride The Ice Jet or take in spectacular views from the Ferris Wheel.

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This year has also seen a new Christmas attraction at the Cunard Building, also situated along the Pier Head.

Santa’s Christmas Party has been a hit with families so far. The jam-packed event offers much more than simply a grotto.

The enchanting party features real reindeer, Christmas movies and singing and dancing with Santa and the elves!

Festive Family-Friendly Bars

You won’t find yourself short of things to do later on in the evening!

Why not a pay a festive visit to Liverpool’s very own Home Alone Themed Bar, nestled away in Cains Brewery.

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Step inside the home of Kevin McCallister as you’re transformed into one of the most magical Christmas films of all time.

The pop up bar features cosy Christmas living rooms, twinkling giant trees and tasty festive treats.

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Also within Cains Brewery, Baltic Market is serving up a delicious range of food and drink from Liverpool’s top traders this Christmas season.

Since opening earlier this year, Baltic Market has quickly become one of the most popular spots in the city.

Treat yourself to a hot Gin and Tonic, warming mulled wine and tuck in to their famous halloumi fries…yum!

It’s well worth leaving some time to take a wander around the gift and craft stalls too for the perfect stocking filler.

So give your Christmas an extra sprinkle of magic this year and join us at The Shankly Hotel. 

We wish you a Merry Christmas and hope to see you very soon.

To enquire further, you can reach our friendly team on 0151 601 8801.

Take A Look at the Newest Additions to our Bill Shankly Memorabilia

The Shankly Hotel is the best place to visit to see the most amazing Bill Shankly memorabilia in the world. The Shankly Hotel is a lasting tribute to the man that changed Liverpool Football Club forever and this month, we welcomed new memorabilia to the museum.

The newest additions to the collection of Bill Shankly memorabilia are a selection of telegrams sent to the great man himself, an Agreement for Hire of a Player book, handwritten training schedules and an academic book.

A Protégé Sends His Well Wishes

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Denis Law, Manchester United

Denis Law was a Scottish footballer who began his career at Second Division Huddersfield Town in 1956 when Bill Shankly was managing the team. Shankly gave Law his first-team debut when Law was only 16 years old.

When Shankly moved teams to take on the task of transforming Liverpool, he wanted to take Denis Law with him, but the reds were unable to afford the rising star at the time. The young footballer eventually moved to Manchester United and it was from here that he sent a telegram with fellow United player, Paddy Crerand, the telegram is on display now at The Shankly Hotel.

There is also another telegram from Law and his family that was sent when Bill Shankly received his OBE award. As well as congratulating the legend on the honour, he stated that Shankly should be receiving a Knighthood next.

From One Liverpool Legend to Another

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Reds legend Jimmy Melia signed to Liverpool straight from school and was a favourite of Shankly’s in his early campaign to make Liverpool a bastion of invincibility.

Under Shankly’s careful eye, Liverpool and Melia rocketed to the First Division and even went on to win the championship.

Melia went on to play for Wolves and Southampton and now coaches youth teams for Liverpool FC in America.

The Shankly Hotel now has a telegram from one Liverpool legend to another, wishing Shankly luck ahead of the FA Cup Final and European Cup quest.

Congratulations from a Firm Friend and Fierce Competitor

Friendly competitiveness between managers is commonplace in football, it drives teams to be better and try harder and is all good natured.

Don Revie was the manager of Leeds United from 1961 to 1974, around the same period Bill Shankly was at the reigns of Liverpool.

Despite the professional competition, the two were firm friends, with reports that they spoke on the phone every Sunday to discuss their teams’ efforts of that week.

When Liverpool beat Newcastle United in 1974 to win the FA Cup Final, Don and his wife Elsie sent their congratulations directly to Bill via telegram.

Sportsmanship from a Blue

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You don’t have to be from Liverpool to be aware of the fierce competition between Everton and Liverpool. Derby Day is an exciting day that brings everyone together in the name of football and despite the perceived rivalry.

Former Everton player and Northern Ireland native Billy Bingham was quick to congratulate Shankly on his retirement in 1974. After winning the FA Cup in that year, Shankly decided that it was time for him to finally call it a day.

For nearly 15 years, Liverpool Football Club had been his entire life, but he noted that when he returned to the dressing room after winning the FA Cup, he ‘felt tired from all the years’. He had transformed Liverpool and cemented himself in the hearts of everyone in the city and it was time for him to enjoy his life away from the pitch.

Liverpool Actor Offers Congratulations

When Liverpool reached the FA Cup final for the first time in 1965, there were many congratulations that were sent to Shankly. One such message came in the form of a telegram from Anthony Booth, a Liverpool actor who was Cherie Blair’s father.

Gerry Marsden Wishes Shanks Well

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Famed for his iconic Liverpool songs Ferry Across the Mersey and for his vocals on Liverpool anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone, Gerry Marsden sent a telegram with his well wishes to Shankly upon his retirement.

The two met on the Ed Sullivan show in the USA when the team came to watch Gerry perform while on tour. The team came onto the stage to perform a special rendition of You’ll Never Walk Alone and as the footballers walked off set, Shankly said to Gerry: “Gerry my son, I’ve given you a football team and you’ve given us a song.”

Inspiring the Beatles’ First Manager

Sam Leach, while known more for being a Liverpool promoter and the first manager of The Beatles, was a massive football fan and a keen supporter of Liverpool.

When the club experienced their first ever European Cup Triumph, he sent a telegram to Shankly to express his feelings that the success was partly down to Shankly, despite Shankly having retired three years earlier.

While Sam was friends with John Lennon and Paul McCartney, he always said that Bill Shankly was the most inspirational man he’d ever met.

A Letter Nearly Lost

One of the most fascinating pieces of Bill Shankly memorabilia on display at The Shankly Hotel is the letter from Clementine Churchill, wife of Winston Churchill. The letter was written to thank Bill for the role he played in making a charity game at Wembley for the Red Cross and St John’s War Organisation a success.

The letter was nearly discarded as trash by Bill’s daughter Jeanette and was tore into three pieces before she realised the importance of the paper. Luckily, it was able to be pieced back together and can still be read.

Handwritten Notebooks and Football Documents

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Also on display are several handwritten notebooks that once belonged to the great man. There are two training schedules for his first team at Melwood whilst the other is an academic book from his school days.

There is also an Agreement for Hire of a Player book, which shows the agreements between Shankly and Preston for his remaining playing years at the club. After Shankly returned from his WWII service, his best playing years were behind him, but he wanted to continue his playing career before he embarked on his journey as a manager.

Get the Full Shankly Experience at The Shankly Hotel

At The Shankly Hotel, we’re always acquiring new Bill Shankly memorabilia and it’s the premier destination to get your fill of all things Bill Shankly.

From fan letters to Shankly to his MBE and his original LFC contract, feast your eyes on mementoes from Shankly’s life that have been generously donated by his family.

You can even go the extra mile and enjoy the full Shankly experience with an overnight stay, where you can get a glimpse of some of the stories about Shankly from the people of Liverpool, his colleagues and his family.

Why not embark on a Shankly Tour of Liverpool and experience the city that he loved. Visit destinations that meant a lot to Liverpool’s greatest manager and enjoy a bespoke tour that can be personalised to your interests.

30 Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza at The Shankly Hotel

Spend a brilliant day watching boxing day football in Liverpool with the whole family at The Shankly Hotel. We’ve tailormade a special boxing day football event for families of footy fans to come together and enjoy the match in an amazing atmosphere.

Pop your new team shirt on and make your way to our 30 Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza this boxing day in Liverpool.

The best place to watch boxing day football 2017

Where else could you gather together with the whole family, enjoy a menu of delicious food, superb drinks offers and get a guaranteed seat to watch boxing day football in Liverpool?

At The Shankly Hotel, there’s nothing more important than family (but football comes close). Bill Shankly himself was a man who wholeheartedly dedicated himself to the game of football but still made time for his loving family.

Our Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza celebrates Shankly’s love of the game and his devoted family by giving people a safe and welcoming place to enjoy boxing day football in Liverpool.

The match will be screened on 10 TV’s dotted all around The Bastion Bar and Restaurant giving every fan unobstructed views of the action.

For just £19.95 per adult, a choice of meal from The Bastion Restaurant’s favourite dishes and a free drink is yours and better still your little footy fans eat for free.

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Throughout the game, a gifted local musician will be keeping the match day atmosphere alive playing a superb song list of LFC and other football-themed tunes.

To keep the whole family entertained we will also be giving you the chance to get your hands on some unbelievable prizes that include food, drink and accommodation in The Shankly Hotel.

Those in town to watch boxing day football in Liverpool will also have access to The Bastion Bar’s legendary drinks offers and enjoy the “In Play Drink” promotions where the prices are dictated what happening on the pitch.

 

On top of all this visitors will be able to peruse the wonderful collection of rare Shankly memorabilia including family photos telegrams and coveted LFC treasures.

The Shankly Hotel is Liverpool’s only football-themed hotel, that has family fun at its core so come enjoy the boxing day football in Liverpool as Shankly would have, surrounded by family.

Why Bellefield?

When Shankly came to Liverpool he and his loving family settled down in West Derby in a house that is now a footballing landmark.

This family home is situated in the leafy suburbs of Liverpool on Bellefield Ave, within an easy walking distance of Walker Playing Fields, Melwood Training Ground and what is now known as the Bill Shankly Recreation Ground.

It was common practice for the large Shankly family to come together in the Bellefield family home where Shank’s would have the footy on and Nanny Ness would whip up a delicious family meal for everyone to tuck into.

 

Why not book your family a Shankly Tour including a trip to the hallowed ground which is the Shankly family home?

This, as well as a guided trip around the city’s most iconic cultural and footballing landmarks, ensures the whole family enjoy a fun, family day together before sitting down to watch the boxing day football in Liverpool at The Shankly Hotel.

Book today to watch boxing day football in Liverpool

The Liverpool vs Swansea match kicks off at 17:30 pm giving you and the family plenty of time to enjoy a scrumptious evening meal, some “In Play Drinks” and toe-tapping music.

At The Bastion Bar and Restaurant, the homely atmosphere is perfect for bringing families together and for true football fans, a chance to learn a little more about the sports greatest player-manager.

Thanks to the Shankly family there’s plenty of fascinating Shankly stories associated with his time at Liverpool Football Club and hilarious anecdotes detailing Shankly as a family man can be found among the memorabilia.

Our Bellefield Boxing Day Bonanza is the perfect combination of footballing family fun and the best way to enjoy the boxing day football in Liverpool this year.

Also is you are hanging around in town consider the amazing Stardust Boxing Night Disco taking place in Eden our fabulous rooftop events venue click here for more details.

Call to book your table on 0151 541 9999 and check out some of our amazing seasonal accommodation offers here built for families of football.

The Perfect Festive Day Out with The Shankly Hotel

At The Shankly Hotel, we’re right in the heart of the top Christmas attractions in Liverpool.

So whether you’re joining us for a short weekend break or longer winter stay, you’ll find plenty to see and do.

And to make your Christmas break all the more relaxing, why not take a browse at our helpful guide?

A Spot of Christmas Shopping

Liverpool ONE

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Only a short walk from The Shankly Hotel, discover designer brands and high-street favourites at Liverpool ONE.

Adorned with twinkling lights and decorations, find the ultimate Christmas gift or special stocking filler.

Liverpool Independents

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Take a wander along charming Bold Street for a real feel of Liverpool’s independent shopping scene.

Stock up on unique Christmas gifts and hidden gems, perfect for those in search of some sentimental treasures.

Family Fun & Entertainment

Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival

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A Christmas day out in Liverpool wouldn’t be complete without the Liverpool Christmas Ice Festival!

Take a scenic stroll down towards the waterfront and find an array of entertainment along the Pier Head.

Get your skate on as you take to the rink, brave this year’s new Ice Jet ride or take in breathtaking views from the Ferris Wheel.

Santa’s Christmas Party

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This Christmas, prepare to be dazzled by Santa’s Christmas Party at the Cunard Building.

Embrace the best of the festive season with the whole family as you enjoy everything from real reindeer to meeting Santa and the Elves.

Not forgetting, you’ll have plenty of magical photo opportunities to make lasting festive memories.

Christmas Treats

Festive Afternoon Tea

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Escape the cold and join us back at The Shankly for our truly tasty Festive Afternoon Tea.

The perfect break from exploring Liverpool, enjoy a cosy afternoon with the family as you choose from sweet and savoury delights.

Giving our Bastion Bar & Restaurant a sprinkle of Christmas magic, this decadent treat is sure to impress!

Liverpool Christmas Market

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Later on, why not head up towards St George’s Plateau and indulge in some classic festive treats?

Choose from sweet and sugary crepes and waffles to the hearty Yorkshire Pudding Wrap.

You’ll also find an array of stalls to pick up some last minute gifts, perfect for foodies!

Catch a Festive Theatre Show

Liverpool Everyman Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto

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What better way to celebrate the Christmas season than a visit to the Everyman’s famous Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto?

Prepare for non-stop laughs and family entertainment from this hugely talented cast, starring comedy duo Adam Keast and Francis Tucker.

Miles ahead from your usual pantomime, this annual show is set to give The Little Mermaid a hilarious festive twist.

Christmas with Katherine Jenkins

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And if pantomime isn’t calling your name, why not enjoy an enchanting evening at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall?

Start Christmas in style with seasonal music and songs performed by the magnificent Katherine Jenkins.

This spectacular venue is certain to ignite some festive cheer and leave you feeling merry and bright!

A Festive Stay at The Shankly Hotel

Family hotel offers

Treat yourself or someone special this Christmas to a special stay at The Shankly Hotel.

With our fantastically festive offers, you can enjoy a night of luxury for a great price.

Rooms at The Shankly offer the ultimate blend of contemporary and classic style with fabulous features.

Ideal for Christmas party nights out in Liverpool, our spacious rooms are perfect for spending a night with your group of friends in style.

Situated in the heart of the city centre, you’ll find the city’s leading clubs and restaurants right on your doorstep.

To enquire further or to book your overnight stay with us, you can get in touch today on 0151 601 8801.

What’s On in Liverpool This December

It’s finally the most magical time of year and The Shankly Hotel couldn’t be more excited! To help celebrate the festive season, we’ve organised some of the best events in Liverpool to help you get merry and stay bright.

If you’re staying with us in December and making the most of your Christmas, take a look at what’s on this December in Liverpool.

Santa’s Christmas Party

When: Throughout all December!

Where: Cunard Building

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Come and join Santa at the most exciting Grotto in Liverpool this year at one of the city’s most iconic buildings.

The Cunard Building is hosting a family Christmas party like no other with real reindeer, a Jingle Bell Ball, all of Santa’s elves and a selection of festive food!

Treat the kids to the best of the Christmas season with a special visit to the REAL Santa and take part in his magical festive disco.

It’s the only place to take the kids to see their faces light up with Christmas joy and put that festive sparkle in their eyes ready for the big day.

Leanne & Dave’s Retro Quiz Night

When: 7th December

Where: Mulholland

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Mulholland’s wildly successful Retro Quiz Night with Radio City’s very own Leanne and Dave are back for another round of roaring fun in the trendy bar.

With a festive twist on the hilarious quiz, it’s the perfect warm up to get in the Christmas mood. Mullholland’s amazing range of cocktails and beers are ideal for really getting the party started.

Put your knowledge to the test and have a merry time with a competitive edge!

Festive Swing Afternoon Tea

When: 10th December

Where: Garden of Eden

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Festive Afternoon Tea returns with an incredible soundtrack this Christmas. Join The Shankly Hotel in The Bastion for a magical meeting of food and amazing music.

With a carefully selected range of festive finger sandwiches and delightful sweet treats and even a glass of fizz to wash it all down, there’s no Afternoon Tea like The Shankly Hotel’s Festive Afternoon Tea.

Christmas Day Dinner

When: 25th December

Where: Garden of Eden

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You’ll have to act fast if you want to have your 2017 Christmas Dinner in the beautiful Garden of Eden! Demand for a seat at the table has been higher than ever before and there are only a few of the golden tickets left!

Enjoy a three-course meal with all the trimmings, lovingly crafted by our immensely talented in-house kitchen team and wash everything down with a glass of fizz once you toast to the end of another successful year.

There will also be exclusive entertainment on the day to provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable Christmas Day dinner.

Stardust Boxing Night Extravaganza

When: 26th December

Where: Garden of Eden

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Once the warm and fuzzy feeling of Christmas is over, it’s time to get your glad rags on and party until the New Year. The Shankly Hotel has got everything you need to dance the year away with a one of a kind event in the stunning Garden of Eden.

The Stardust Boxing Night Extravaganza will feature some of the most legendary names in House to treat you to a night you’ll never forget. Joey Negro, DJ Danny Krivit and Full Intention will be on hand to dish out only the best records.

The stunning venue will transform into a glistening heaven for all your luxury wants and needs. There really is no other place like the Garden of Eden to celebrate Boxing Day

New Year’s Eve Party at The Shankly Hotel

When: 31st December

Where: Baby Eden

It’s the night that everyone waits for throughout December. New Year’s Eve is the biggest party of the year and what better place to celebrate than The Shankly Hotel?

Our intimate and beautiful private dining room, Baby Eden will become the place to be on New Year’s Eve.

There’ll be delicious food and one-of-a-kind entertainment on offer throughout the night, gather all your friends and make sure get the hottest tickets in Liverpool this New Year’s Eve.

Book Your Place Today!

To make sure you don’t miss out on the best Liverpool events this December, call us on 0151 541 9999 or get in touch with us online.

Liverpool Theatres Top Panto’s, Plays & Performances for the Kids in for December

Bring the kids to The Shankly this December and check out any of these amazing plays, pantos and performances taking place in top Liverpool theatres throughout the festive season.

There’s something for all age ranges, from everybody’s favourite classic a Christmas Carol to a rock n roll spectacular at the Everyman. A visit to any of these spectacular Liverpool theatres will make any festive visit to the city unforgettable.

Rock n Roll Panto The Little Mermaid

Where: Everyman

When: 25th November – 20th January

Bringing live music and panto fun to Disney’s magical tale The Little Mermaid, the genius at Everyman have put together a stage spectacular for the festive season.

The Everyman is one of the Liverpool theatres to do things a little differently and the Rock n Roll Panto The Little Mermaid is no exception to this rule.

There promises to be interaction with the audiences from seasoned panto dame Francis Tucker, getting the kids and adult up on their feet to sing along or dance to avoid a soaking.

Expect a whole new world of pantomime in Liverpool at Everyman this December.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Live Orchestra

Where: Echo

When: 1st December

Fans of J.K Rowling’s masterpiece, the Harry Potter saga will adore this performance taking place at the Echo Arena.

If you have a little witch or wizard in your family or are a wannabe Hogwarts student yourself, this is a one-off screening of the second instalment of the Harry Potter movies; The Chamber of Secrets.

The twist, the entire film will be backed by the sounds of orchestra bringing the musical magic to life and transporting audiences into the bewitching world where cars fly, snakes talk, and spiders are as big as houses.

The Jungle Book

Where: Unity Theatre

When: 1st December – January 6th

From classic novel to Disney animation to the latest Disney film The Jungle Book is a story that has captured hearts and minds all over the world and across generations.

This festive season Unity Theatre has adapted the much-loved Jungle Book to a superb stage spectacular fit for ages five and up.

Unity theatre has captured all the magic of Rudyard Kipling’s original novel transforming it into an engaging performance for the whole family to enjoy.

Get ready to sing along to Baloo’s ‘Bear Necessities’ and King Louis’s ‘I wanna be like you-oo-oo’ at Unity Theatre this Christmas.

Cinderella

Where: Empire

When: 16th December – 7th January

Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo your way to the Empire this December for a classic portrayal of the magical Cinderella.

This amazing princess fairy-tale has been adapted to create a hilarious pantomime with all the necessary ingredients to make audiences laugh.

Get the kids involved as they hiss and boo at the ugly sisters and enjoy clever performances from the celebrity cast members like the handsome Prince Charming, played by Duncan James.

Everyone can go to the ball this festive season and enjoy a truly magical Cinderella performance at the Empire.

Peter Pan

Where: Epstein

When: 8th December – 1st January

Follow the second star to the right as it takes you and the kids to the Epstein theatre where Never-neverland awaits.

The most frightening villain of all time, Captain Hook will be taking on Peter Pan, The Lost Boys, Tinker-bell and The Darling Family Cook in this swashbuckling adventure of magic and wonder.

If you and the little ones still believe in fairy’s, love going on adventures across the high seas meeting Indians and mermaids along the way then this is the perfect Liverpool Panto for you.

Aladdin

Where: Echo

When: 15th – 24th December

Taking panto back to its roots the Echo Arena is putting on a traditional pantomime performance of Aladdin.

Competing with other Liverpool theatres the Echo Arena have chosen a classic play to mesmerise audiences with. Join the cast as they take on the evil magician Abanazar as he tries to take over the world and stop Aladdin from winning the heart of Princess Jasmine.

There’ll be plenty of audience participation required as well as a little magic from the Genie of the Lamp and the Slave of the Ring.

See if your little ones can help make sure Aladdin gets his happily ever after at the Echo Arena this festive season.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Where: Grand Central Hall Liverpool

When: 16th – 23rd December

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Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum to Grand Central Hall you and the family will come, for the perfect Christmas panto experience.

In one of the grandest and oldest Liverpool theatres, an all-star cast will be re-enacting the classic fable Jack and the Beanstalk.

Join in as Jack climbs the magical beanstalk to a world beyond the clouds, meet the super scary giant who lives there.

The whole family will love a visit to Grand Central Hall this festive season to watch a timeless story played out with unexpected modern twists.

A Christmas Carol

Where: St George’s Hall

When: 21st – 23rd December

Dickens’ timeless novel that has inspired countless Christmas movies is being respectfully brought to the audience from the grandest of all Liverpool theatres, St George’s Hall.

Inside the grand space, audiences can enjoy this Christmas classic brought to life including ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come.

Introduce the family to some historic literary culture visiting the world of that of the greatest English writers of all time created for us at Christmas. All taking place inside one of Liverpool’s most amazing landmarks no more than five minutes’ walk from The Shankly Hotel.

Seasonal Stays at The Shankly Hotel

We welcome families all year round at The Shankly Hotel but on the lead, up to Christmas there are some superb family accommodation offers available that will help you have a great stay at an affordable price.

Check out these amazing offers here and start planning your Christmas day out with the kids to any of these Liverpool theatres. Book your stay or ask any questions by calling our team on 0151 601 8801 or email info@sigantureliving.co.uk.